James Frappier

August 27, 1942 - October 8, 2022

08/27/1942 - 10/08/2022

James W. Frappier, 80, of Norfolk, Virginia, passed away on October 8, 2022.

Jim was born on August 27, 1942 in Herkimer, NY. Jim attended Gouverneur High School, class of 1960. He graduated from SUNY Canton in 1962 with a degree in Applied Science.

Jim entered the U.S. Navy on March 10, 1964 and proudly served for 25 years. He retired from the Navy on May 31, 1989.

Jim was predeceased by his parents Ernest Frappier, Elizabeth Swem, and stepfather, Alva Swem and sister Susan Swem. Jim is survived by his son Christopher (Carrie) Frappier, Arizona and a stepson Jack (Kelly) Ruth, Pennsylvania, two brothers, Richard (Paula) Frappier, Herkimer and Ronnie (Judy Bush),Gouverneur, Sisters Nancy (Kerry) Bickford, Fine, Judy (Jerry) Fairbanks, Colorado, Marcalene (David) Blair, Gouverneur, Marilyn (Joseph) Poplawski, California, and Carolyn (Randy) Constance, Gouverneur.

Jim was an avid collector. His dogs were his constant companions and he loved them dearly.

Jim will be laid to rest in the family lot at St. James Cemetery in Gouverneur, NY on October 29, 2022 at 1:00pm.

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MaryEllen Brock
1 month ago

Sending love and hugs to the whole family.

Debbie Swem Ross
1 month ago

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family.

Priscilla Sprague
1 month ago

I am so sorry to hear this. Jim was a distant cousin of mine and he used to work on our farm in the summers when he was in high school in Gouverneur, NY- many years ago.

Debi Ludlam
1 month ago

We moved back to Binghamton NY.

Debi Ludlam
1 month ago

I am sorry to hear this. We lived next door to him in Virginia.

Bickford Cheryl
1 month ago

Sending condolences to all the family..🙏

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
1 month ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of James W. Frappier, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, James W. Frappier, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †